If It Makes You Happy

Sept 2nd:  Write about what makes you happy, from the little joys to the huge game-changers. On day 2 of the Blogtember Challenge, I r...

Sept 2nd: Write about what makes you happy, from the little joys to the huge game-changers.

On day 2 of the Blogtember Challenge, I really enjoyed making a point of writing down what makes me happy from the small things to the major ones. I am a happy person by nature and try to find joy in the little things in day to day life and  I feel I have been blessed with a wonderful life despite all the hardships that come along with it. So anyways, here are some of the things that make me happy!

It's the little things:
1. Waking up to the smell of coffee
2. Listening to the rythm of falling rain
3. Hearing kids playing
4. Someone saying 'thank you'
5. Laughing with friends
6. Remembering something funny that happened and laughing about it when no one else is around
7. A text message or phone call from my sister 
8. A long phone conversation with my best friend
9. Texting my friend all day long 
10. Participating in old traditions or making new ones
11. When strangers say hello 
12. TV marathons!
13. Movie nights
14. Staying up late to talk and laugh with my fiancĂ© 
15. Buying new clothes
16. Laying in the grass and soaking in the sun
17. The swoosh of cross country skis on fresh snow
18. The first snow of the year
19. Everything about Christmas
20. Inside jokes
21. Making a really yummy meal for someone

The big things count, too:
• my family makes me so very happy. Every time I get together with my immediate or extended family I am reminded of where all my quirky habits and sense of humor comes from.
• my fiancĂ© is my dream come true! I never thought I would find such a perfect, smart, funny, caring, considerate, awesome, gentleman. Just seeing his face at the beginning and end of each day makes me the happiest girl alive! I'm lucky lucky. 
• my friends are the most caring, supportive and loving people I have ever met. I know that no matter what I'm going through I will always have an awesome group of people to count on!
• my career makes me so happy. I love having the opportunity to share people's stories everyday of my life. Awesome, my job is a total blessing.

Well, that's a long enough list, although I think I could go on and on. What makes you happy?

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  1. We have a lot of things in common in our lists! :)

  2. All of today's posts make me happy! I found writing all this down made me happier knowing what makes me happy... if that makes sense?! Haha looking forward to reading more of your challenge posts!


  3. Love your post - totally with you on the 'remembering something you found funny and chuckling about it when no-one's around" one - I do that ALL the time!! So refreshing to 'see' someone with such a wholesome perspective xx

  4. Love this! Ahhhhh the sound of rain when I'm going to bed that makes me really happy x

  5. I love your list!! So many of these things make me happy too! :-)

  6. Inside jokes and movie nights always make me happy too :)


  7. I'm glad you're happy with your job.. it's just so rare really!
    I love Christmas too.. even though I'm not religious.. the festive gifting just makes everyone generous and forgiving I guess..
    I like it when strangers say hello since it's kinda rare in Asian countries without any objective but really just greetings..
    Loving your blog!
    Oh~ I came from the blogtemper challenger: http://jeanies-jargon.blogspot.com/ ^^

  8. The sound of rain always makes me so happy too! What are your favorite TV shows to binge watch?

  9. Omg random stranger smiling at me totally makes my day. It just shows that there are still nice people in this world.

  10. It's definitely a blessing to have a good man in your life! And the small little things in life have a lot of power to bring smiles--I laugh to myself about past funny events with great frequency. ;)

  11. i love christmas and movie nights and tv marathons! some of my favorite things.


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